Soooo, it’s Thanksgiving week, already!! I just got back from spending 4 days in one of my favorite cities, San Francisco. While I was there I got to meet up with one of my insta buddies, Lori Christensen of Carde Blanche. I met Lori via Instagram and last year when I was in San Francisco for my birthday we had an impromptu coffee + lunch meet up after discovering that our birthdays are only 1 day apart. This year we did it again. It was, as it was last year, a highlight of my trip. Being able to connect with likeminded, funny, creatives whom I may never have met if it were not for social media, has become a wonderful little byproduct of social media that I am really thankful for. I hope you all have a fabulous Thanksgiving and are able to give thanks + spend time with those you love.
Wednesday means we are half way through the week! It’s parent conference week at school for the kids. So that means a full week of 1/2 days for the kiddies. They love it, of course, but by the time I get home from dropping them off and running errands, its time to head back out to pick them up again. Translation: Mama ain’t gettin’ alot accomplished this week! I’m really trying to go with the flow, just seems there is a lot that needs to be taken care of before we get outta Dodge. Rob and I are heading up north for my annual Birthday Getaway later this week. I always look forward to and cherish these trips. It gives us a little time to reconnect and have new experiences on “foreign” soil in more relaxed atmosphere. And when we get back, guess what?! We will be hosting Thanksgiving at our house this year! I’m really looking forward to having family and friends over. I love November. This time of year just makes my heart sing.
Do you have any special plans for the holidays?
My brother, Jamahl, Uncle Welbie & me @ Liberty Island, New York circa 1977
I so love this time of year. When November hits, I know it’s finally on. Thanksgiving, my birthday, Fall weather . . . (we’re still waiting on that one…) I just love November! Even the sound of the word is comforting to me! I know it sounds strange, but that’s just the way it is for me. Still, it’s hard to believe October is behind us. Things seem to be moving by so quickly. This past week has been interesting, I’m sitting here trying to think of a word to describe it and all I can think of is “transitional.” One of my favorite uncles died last Friday. My heart is sad, but there is great comfort for me in knowing that he is not suffering anymore and that he is present with the Lord. I was introduced to photography by my Uncle Welbie. He was an avid photographer. He was always taking pictures and I was fascinated by his cameras and the photos he took. He always had the best stashes of family photos. As a child I secretly wanted to be a photographer like Uncle Welbie. I still have that desire. Anyway, I’ve been carrying a lot of memories of Uncle Welbie with me throughout the last few days. I still don’t quite know how to describe the words I am feeling.
Tomorrow I am having lunch with my sister Kara ♥. She is the president and one 1/2 of SFA Design, an amazing international luxury interior design firm. I had the pleasure of working for SFA a few years ago in their Santa Barbara location. It was a wonderful experience on many levels. Its funny to recognize how design is design no matter what the genre. Nevertheless, there are different ways to go about the design process, and I’ve been blessed enough to experience different aspects of both fashion and interior design first hand. Working in the interior design field really solidified my love of architecture, furnishings, finishes and all things interior. SFA has an LA office now and I’m excited to see how they have grown. I love growth. Can’t wait til the day I can have SFA lead my next Home ReDecor project!! Someday . . .☺
Well friends, God bless you on this sunny Monday. I hope you are making your day amazing. Command it to be so and believe that it will be!!!